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Tourism staff receives achievement awards

The Currituck County Travel and Tourism Department was recently honored with two Tourism Achievement Awards from North Carolina Travel Industry Association (NCTIA) during its Tourism Leadership Conference in September.

The purpose of the Tourism Achievement Awards is to honor and showcase innovation, best practices, creativity, and the results accomplished through the travel industry’s marketing efforts. Currituck Travel & Tourism took home a platinum award in the Leisure Marketing category for its four distinct “Find Your…in Corolla” video commercials. Currituck also won a gold award in the Community Stakeholder Communication category for its video on the preservation of the historic working boats of Currituck County and the building of the Historic Currituck Maritime Museum.

Currituck competes for NCTIA awards against several large cities in the state, including Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem.

“With this caliber of competition, we are doubly proud of these awards.  But most importantly, these honors could not have been achieved without the support of our residents and tourism partners and businesses that make this such a great destination to promote,” said Tameron Kugler, Currituck Travel and Tourism Director.

 Photo:  L-R, Kemberly Sawyer, Promo & Events Coordinator; Alex Perry,Videographer; Stuart Chamberlain, Marketing Director; and Mark Stone, Visit NC Marketing Director.